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THE STORY OF 



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WESTINGHOUSE 
TIME CAPSULE 



What the Project Means How the Time 
Capsule Was Constructed What it Contains 
How It Will Be Protected Against Van- 
dalism How Word of Its Location Has Been 
Left {or the Future. 



PUBLISHED BY 

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC & MANUFACTURING COMPANY 
EAST PITTSBURGH, PA. 



THE STORY OF THE WESTINGHOUSE 

TIME CAPSULE 



JlLvER SINCE archaeologists and historians turned 
their talents to deciphering the unrecorded past, 
human beings have dreamed of simplifying the prob- 
lem for scientists of the future, deliberately pre- 
paring a message from our time to theirs. 

Until recently this perennial dream has been only 
a dream. The problem of preserving such a record 
is extremely difficult. Crypts on the earth's surface, 
no matter how strong, offer obvious temptation to 
vandals. Most materials suitable to be deposited 
in the earth are subject to rapid corrosion, or are 
too brittle or too difficult to find after burial. Too 
little was known about the effects of time to permit 
anyone confidently to design a vessel for the future. 

A few months ago engineers of the Westinghouse 
Electric & Manufacturing Company decided that 
the advance of technology had removed these dif- 
ficulties at last, and what hitherto had seemed 
impossible could now be done. 

Early in 1938 they decided upon building a 
'Time Capsule" capable of lasting 5,000 years a 
period of time almost as long as that of all recorded 
history. Five thousand years ago the pyramids 
were still unbuilt. The peoples of that time had 
discovered metals, and were using metallic alloys. 
They had learned how to write down human 



Left An 800 pound "parcel" to be delivered in the year 6939 



Casting the Capsule's shell in molten Cupaloy 

speech, and record language on clay tablets and 
stone. They understood commerce; they knew how 
to build huge cities. But they had not yet devised 
the alphabet, and they did not know of the ex- 
istence of iron. 

Five thousand years from now the peoples of the 
future will look back upon us as we look back on 
the early Egyptians, Sumerians and Babylonians. 
It was the plan of Westinghouse engineers to pro- 
vide them with more knowledge of us than we 
have of any of the ancient peoples who lived be- 
fore us. 

Three Major Problems 

This project clearly required the solution of three 
great problems. 

The first was, how to build a vessel capable of 
lasting 5,000 years, and how to preserve it for 
posterity. 



The second, how to leave word of its where- 
abouts for historians of the future. 

The third, the selection and preservation of its 
contents. 

Each of these problems was carefully considered. 
At each step, counsel was taken with archaeolo- 
gists, historians, technical and scientific men, hun- 
dreds of whom participated with Westinghouse in 
the working out of this project. A Time Capsule 
Committee was formed, which established sub- 
committees to study the various questions relating 
to the plan. 

A sub-committee headed by M. W. Smith, West- 
inghouse Manager of Engineering, undertook the 
solution of the first problem: that of designing and 
constructing the Time Capsule. It was decided that 
the best material would be a metallic alloy of high 
corrosion resistance and considerable hardness, 
non-ferrous (containing no iron), and preferably 

Careful hands fashion the Capsule 




The Capsule begins to take final form 

consisting principally of copper, oldest of the 
metals used by man.. 

A new alloy of copper, known as Cupaloy (cop- 
per 99-4 per cent, chromium 0.5 per cent, silver 0.1 
per cent) was found most nearly to fulfill the speci- 
fications. Like that reputed to have been used by 
the ancient Egyptians, the secret of which has been 
lost, this metal can be tempered to the hardness of 
steel, yet has a resistance to corrosion equal to 
pure copper. Also of great importance in elec- 
trolytic reactions with iron-bearing metals in the 
soil it becomes the anode and therefore will receive 
deposits instead of wasting away, as do buried 
water-pipes and other iron alloys. Moreover, 
Cupaloy is especially resistant to corrosion in salt 
water. 

For reasons of strength and convenience, the 
Time Capsule was shaped like a torpedo, seven and 
a half feet long and eight and three-eighths inches 



in diameter. The outer shell consists of seven cast 
segments of Cupaloy, threaded, screwed together 
hard, and sealed with molten asphalt. The nearly 
invisible joints have been peened out and the outer 
surface burnished. The walls of the Cupaloy seg- 
ments are one inch thick, thus leaving an inner 
crypt six and three-eighths inches in diameter and 
six feet, nine inches long. The crypt is lined with 
an envelope of Pyrex glass, set in a water-repellent 
petroleum base wax. Washed, evacuated and filled 
with humid nitrogen, an inert, preservative gas, 
this glass inner crypt contains the "cross-section 
of our time." 

For the Guidance of "Futurians" 

The second great problem, that of how to leave 
word of the whereabouts of the Time Capsule, was 
met by preparing a BOOK OF RECORD OF THE 
TIME CAPSULE, printed on permanent paper with 
special inks., Copies have now been distributed to 

Inspectors follow every detailed step 




libraries, museums, monasteries, convents, lama- 
series, temples and other safe repositories through- 
out the world. 

The BOOK OF RECORD was prepared after de- 
tailed consultation with libraries, museum author- 
ities, printers and bookbinders. Suggestions for 
binding and general treatment were obtained from 
the office of the National Archives, the New York 
Public Library, the American Library Association 
and other sources. The United States Bureau of 




The Book of Record and the Holy Bible 

Standards furnished specifications for the per- 
manent paper and inks. A special run of 100-pound 
rag book paper was manufactured for the book. 
The pages of each copy were sewn together by hand 
with linen thread. A portion of the edition was 
bound in royal blue buckram stamped with genuine 
gold. The remainder was bound in handmaid e flexi- 
ble paper, stamped with aluminum. 

In order that the appearance of the BOOK OF 
RECORD might match its permanence, Frederic W. 
Goudy, one of the foremost type designers, typog- 



raphers and printers of our time, consented to 
design the book and set a portion of the type. 
Exactly 3,650 copies were printed, of which 2,000 
(including one buried in the Time Capsule) were 
bound in flexible paper, and 1,650 in buckram. 

The BOOK OF RECORD contains a message to 
posterity asking that it be preserved and translated 
into new languages as they appear; a description of 
the Capsule's contents, and the exact latitude and 
longitude of the deposit as determined by the U. S. 
Coast and Geodetic Survey to the third decimal 
point in seconds. The geodetic coordinates are tied 
into the Survey's national network, on which 
astronomical as well as geodetic data are given. 
In addition, instructions are included for making 
and using instruments to locate the Time Capsule 
by the methods of electromagnetic prospecting. 

That our tongue may be preserved, the book con- 
tains an ingenious "Key to the English Language" 
devised by Dr. John P. Harrington, of the Smith- 
sonian Institution. By means of simple diagrams the 
peculiarities of English grammar are explained; a 
mouth map shows how each of the 33 sounds of 
English are pronounced. A 1,000-word vocabulary 
of "High Frequency English" spelled in the ordi- 
nary way and neo-phonetically, is provided. In 
itself the Key is believed to contain all the elements 
archaeologists of the future will need to translate 
and pronounce 1938 English, but to make doubly 
certain, the Time Capsule itself also contains multi- 
lingual texts, a dictionary and a lexicon of slang 
and colloquial English. 

Also contained in the BOOK OF RECORD are 
messages to the future from three famous men of 



our time: Dr. Albert Einstein, Dr. Robert Millikan 
and Dr. Thomas Mann. A table of common meas- 
ures in the English and Metric systems is given, in- 
cluding a statement of the length of the standard 
meter in terms of the wavelength of red cadmium 
light a constant that will never vary, no matter 
what other systems of measurement are in use 
5,000 years from now. 

Selecting the Contents 

Choosing what was to go into the limited space 
of the Time Capsule crypt proved perhaps the most 
difficult problem of all, because nothing short of an 
enormous gallery of vaults could accommodate all 
the objects and records of any civilization. 

The Time Capsule Committee turned for advice 
to archaeologists, historians and authorities in 
virtually every field of science, medicine and the 
arts. On the basis of their helpful suggestions, the 
Committee chose to include some thirty-five articles 
of common use, ranging from a slide rule to a 
woman's hat, each selected for what it might re- 
veal about us to the future archaeologists. Also 
included are about seventy-five samples of common 
materials, ranging from fabrics of various kinds, 



The woman s hat, specially de- 
signed by Lilly Dacht, was the 
last object packed in the Capsule 




metals, alloys, plastics, and synthetics to a lump 
of anthracite and a dozen kinds of common seeds. 
These material items, however, are only supple- 
mentary to a voluminous essay about us and our 
times, reduced to microfilm. On three and a half 
small reels there are reproduced books, articles, 
magazines, newspapers, reports, circulars, cata- 
logs, pictures; discussing in logical order where we 
live and work, our arts and entertainment, how 
information is disseminated among us, our general 
information, our religions and philosophies, our 
education and educational systems, our sciences 
and techniques, our earth, its features and peoples; 
medicine, public health, dentistry and pharmacy, 
our major industries and other subjects. This 
"Micro-File" comprises more than 22,000 pages of 
text and 1,000 pictures; a total of more than 10,- 
000,000 words. It would take an ordinary person 
more than a year to read all of it; more than a 
decade to assimilate all this knowledge. Prob- 
ably no man living knows as much about us as 
those who study this Time Capsule will know. 

A small microscope is included for reading the 
microfilm; also instructions for making a larger, 
more comfortable reading machine, such as those 
used in libraries and newspaper offices for this 
purpose. There are likewise instructions for mak- 
ing various kinds of modern instruments, includ- 
ing a motion picture projection machine. For use 
with this, three reels of newsreel are contained in 
the Time Capsule, showing about twenty charac- 
teristic, significant or historic scenes of our times, 
complete with sound, and ranging all the way 
from an address by President Roosevelt to a Miami 



fashion show. The newsreel was especially edited 
for the Capsule by RKO-Pathe Pictures, Inc. 

Packing the Time Capsule 

The utmost care was taken in packing the con- 
tents. Under the direction of representatives of 
the United States Bureau of Standards each object 
was examined to determine whether it could be 
expected to last 5,000 years. All articles containing 
volatile solvents were ruled out; also all materials 
which might decompose with the production of 
fumes or acids that might attack other articles in 
the crypt. No liquids of any kind were permitted 
in the crypt. Organic objects, such as seeds, were 
sealed in special gas-tight glass capsules. 

Every object enclosed in the Capsule was then 
fully labeled and described. The glass capsules 
containing seeds and other objects contain labels 
sealed into the glass. All other objects were indi- 
vidually wrapped in heavy 100 per cent rag ledger 
paper and tied with linen twine, with the label 
wrapped inside. Where it was necessary to use 
paste to attach a label, only pure gum arabic was 
used. Film, including both the microfile and news- 
reel, was enclosed in special spun aluminum con- 
tainers, lined with rag paper. 

The position of each object in the crypt was deter- 
mined by its weight. The heavier objects are 
packed in the bottom, resting on a cushion of glass 
wool. The seven containers of film rest about mid- 
way in the crypt. The lighter objects, including 
the woman's hat, are placed on top. The hat was 
stuffed with surgical cotton to preserve its shape, 
and wrapped in paper. All spaces between the 




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Witnesses at the Capsule's packing: F. D. McHugb, David S. 
Youngholm of Westinghouse, C. G. Weber; seated, Grover A. Whalen 

objects in the crypt were cushioned and made firm 
with glass wool. 

The process of packing was conducted in the 
presence of three official witnesses: C. G. Weber, 
of the United States Bureau of Standards; F. D. 
McHugh, managing editor of the Scientific American, 
and Grover Whalen, president of the New York 
World's Fair 1939. A checklist of contents, bearing 
the signatures of the witnesses, was the last thing 
included in the crypt. 

Immediately following the packing, the Pyrex 
inner crypt was placed upon a glass-lathe, heated 
and sealed. The air was then drawn out through 
a small tube, the contents washed with inert gas, 
and the crypt filled with nitrogen, to which just 
enough moisture was added to equal the humidity 
of an ordinary room. Protected from oxygen and 
excess moisture by this inert, humid atmosphere, 



the contents are expected to remain in their present 
condition indefinitely. When archaeologists of the 
future open the Time Capsule they will probably 
find the film, fabrics, metals and other materials as 
fresh and "new" as the day they were put in. 

The final step in the preparation of the Capsule 
was the insertion of the glass inner crypt into the 
outer Cupaloy shell. Before this was done, the 
Pyrex envelope was wrapped with several layers of 
glass tape to increase its strength. Both the Cupa- 
loy outer shell and the packed crypt were then 
gently warmed in electric ovens to encourage the 
flow and penetration of the waterproof wax. After 
the inner crypt was in place, the Capsule was 
raised upright, and the wax poured in around the 
glass. "Shrink-fitting" the final Cupaloy joint 
was then accomplished by chilling the heavy cap 
to several degrees below zero with dry ice, then 
turning it into place on tapered threads. When 
permitted to warm up to the same temperature as 

Sealing the packed inner crypt was a delicate task 



the rest of the Capsule, the natural expansion of 
the metal caused the threads to seize so tightly as 
to form an air-and-water-tight joint. 

Depositing the Capsule for the Future 

The Time Capsule is preserved for posterity at 
the site of the New York World's Fair 1939; 
chosen because New York will certainly be an at- 
tractive place for archaeologists 5,000 years from 
now, as are the sites of ancient Athens, Rome and 
Troy in our own time. 

It was lowered fifty feet into the earth on the 
site of the Westinghouse Building at the grounds 
of the World's Fair at high noon on September 23, 
1938, the precise moment of the Autumnal Equinox. 
While a Chinese gong tolled solemnly, A. W. Rob- 
ertson, Chairman of the Board of the Westinghouse 
Electric & Manufacturing Company, committed 
the Time Capsule to posterity with these words: 
"May the Time Capsule sleep well. When it is 
awakened 5,000 years from now, may its contents 
be found a suitable gift to our far-off descendants." 

The Capsule made its descent into the earth 
through a steel pipe ten inches in diameter, and 
came to rest upon a block of waterproof cement. 
Before this well is finally closed, the Capsule will 
be entombed in pitch and an additional layer of 
concrete, after which the steel pipe will be cut off 
and withdrawn. The land where it lies will be- 
come a city park after che Fair, and the site of the 
Time Capsule may be marked with a shaft or boul- 
der. During the Fair a replica of the Capsule, and 
duplicates of all the objects, books and other items 





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it contains, will be on view in the Westinghouse 
Building. 

Safe from Vandalism and Sinking 

Many questions are asked about the Time Cap- 
sule project, the principal one being, how will it 
be protected from thieves or persons whose curios- 
ity is greater than their sense of obligation to the 
future? 

The problem of keeping the Capsule safe from 
vandals is believed to be well taken care of by the 
site selected for burial. Sunk fifty feet below the 
surface of the ground, in swampy soil, recovery 
will involve an expensive and difficult engineering 
operation, costing many times the possible in- 
trinsic worth of the Capsule for its metal and sale- 
able contents. 

Another question often discussed is whether, 
5,000 years from now, the coast will ha.ve sunk so 
far as to drown the area. Consultation with geolo- 
gists and the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in- 
dicate that there is probably no foundation for the 
common notion that the East Coast is sinking. 
Surveys extending over the last 40 years show that 
if there is any sinking at all, the rate is so slow that 
the change in level in 5,000 years would be only a 
few feet. The elevation at the site of the Time 
Capsule is about 20 feet above sea level. 

As to the third question frequently asked: will 
it ever be found again? Westinghouse engineers 
can only reply that every precaution has been taken, 
through the BOOK OF RECORD, to guide archae- 
ologists of the future to the exact spot. If the 
people of the distant future wish to find it, they 



Left A. W. Robertson, Westinghouse Chairman, and Grover A. Whalen 
utide the Time Capsule to its long resting 'place 



can probably do so, even though it should migrate 
in the earth, or sink. And even if all else fails, we 
may depend on the perennial curiosity and the dig- 
ging and burrowing habits of the human race, to 
unearth it sooner or later. In the words of Dr. 
Clark Wissler, Dean of the Scientific Staff of the 
American Museum of Natural History, and one of 
the foremost archaeologists in the United States: 

"We have been told that such efforts as ours here 
are futile; that, after all existing civilisations have 
died out and new civilisations come to be, no one will 
find this record, or if they do perchance discover it, 
they iv ill not be able to make anything out of it. But 
the chances are good that these records will be found 
and that they can be interpreted. 



Cupaloy eyebolt 
for lifting 



Message 
to finders 



Threaded 
sealed joints 

Contents 



Pyrex glass 
inner shell 

Water proof 
mastic 



Glass wool 
nose cushion 

Cupaloy 
capsule 




COMPLETE LIST OF CONTENTS 

The contents of the Westinghouse Time Capsule fall into 
five groupings : 

I. SMALL ARTICLES OF COMMON USE that we wear 
or use, or which contribute to our comfort, convenience, 
safety, or health. About 35 in number, these articles are sep- 
arately described and pictured in the microfilm essay. In addi- 
tion, labels and descriptions are wrapped with each. 

II. TEXTILES AND MATERIALS. About 75 in number, 
these comprise swatches of various types and weaves of cloth, 
samples of alloys, plastics, cement, asbestos, coal, etc. Each 
is described in the microfilm essay, and a further description of 
the composition, nature and use is wrapped with each sample. 

III. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. Seeds, books, money, 
type, special texts, etc. 

IV. AN ESSAY IN MICROFILM, comprising books, 
speeches, excerpts from books and encyclopaedias, pictures, 
critiques, reports, circulars, timetables and other printed or 
written matter; the whole producing in logical order a de- 
scription of our time, our arts, sciences, techniques, sources 
of information and industries. The essay, divided into fifteen 
sub-sections, contains the equivalent of more than 100 ordi- 
nary books; a total of more than 22,000 pages, more than 
10,000,000 words and 1,000 pictures. A microscope is included 
to enable historians of the future to read the microfilm; also 
included are instructions for making larger reading machines 
such as those used with microfilm in modern libraries. 

V. NEWSREEL. Characteristic or significant scenes in 
sound film prepared by RKO-Pathe Pictures, Inc. for the Time 
Capsule. Instructions for making a suitable projection ma- 
chine to use this film are included in the microfilm Micro-File. 

Details appear on the following pages, in the order above 
described. NOTE: Where several competitive items of equal 
archaeological value were available, but only one could be 
included, the item selected was chosen by lot. The name of the 
maker, when given in the following list, is provided only for 
type and style identification. Choice of any article for the 
Time Capsule is not to be interpreted either as a special en- 
dorsement of that article or a reflection on the quality of any 
competing article. 






I. ARTICLES OF COMMON USE 

Contributing to Convenience, Comfort, Health, Safety: 
Alarm clock 
Can opener 

Eyeglasses, bifocals (Bausch & Lomb) 
Fountain pen (Waterman) 

Mazda electric lamp (Westinghouse, 60 watt, 110 volt) 
Mechanical pencil (Waterman) 
Miniature camera (Eastman, Bantam K.A. special f.4.5. 

lens) 
Nail file 
Padlock and keys (The Yale & Towne Manufacturing 

Company) 
Safety pin 
Silverware knife, fork, spoon (Heirloom plate, Grenoble 

pattern, by Wm. A. Rogers Ltd., OneidaLtd. Successor) 
Slide rule (Keuffel & Esser) (Also instructions for use) 
Tape measure (Keuffel & Esser) 
Tooth brush 

Tooth powder in small container 

Transmitter and receiver of ordinary handset telephone 
Watch (small wrist watch for woman) 
Westinghouse Sterilamp (bactericidal) 

For the Pleasure, Use, and Education of Children 

Boy's toy a mechanical, spring propelled automobile 

Girl's toy a small doll 

Mickey-Mouse child's cup of plastic material. (Bryant 

Electric Company) 
Set of alphabet blocks 

Pertaining to the Grooming and Vanity of Women 

Woman's hat, style of Autumn, 1938 (designed specially 
by Lilly Dache) 

Cosmetic make-up kit (Elizabeth Arden Daytime-Cyclamen 
Color Harmony Box, including two miniature boxes 
of face-powder, lipstick, rouge, eye shadow) 

Rhinestone clip (purchased at Woolworth's) 

Pertaining Principally to the Grooming, Vanity or Personal Habits 
of Men 

Container of tobacco 
Electric razor and cord (Remington-Rand Close Shaver 

with Westinghouse motor, General Shaver Corp.) 
Package of cigarettes 

Safety razor and blades (Gillette Aristocrat one-piece razor, 
Gillette Safety Razor Co.) 



Smoking pipe (Drinkless Kaywoodie, Kaywoodie Com- 
H pany) 

Tobacco pouch, closed with zipper (Alfred Dunhill of 
London) 

Pertaining to Games Pictured and Described in Micro-file: 
Baseball 
Deck of cards 

Golf ball (Kro-flite, A. G. Spalding & Bros.) 
Golf tee 
Poker chips 

II. MATERIALS OF OUR DAY 
Fabrics: 

Asbestos cloth (Johns-Manville) 
Cotton swatches (Jas. McCutcheon & Co.) 
Glass fabric samples (Westinghouse glass tape) 
Linen swatches Mas. McCutcheon & Co.) 
Rayon swatches (IDu Pont and Celanese) 
Rubber fabrics (Lastex cloth, United States Rubber Prod- 
ucts, Inc.) 

Silk swatches (Jas. McCutcheon & Co.) 
Wool swatches (American Woolen Company) 

Metals and Metallic Alloys: 
Hipernik (Westinghouse) 
Aluminum (Commercially pure sample from Aluminum 

Company of America) 
Aluminum high-strength alloy (ST 37 alloy furnished by 

Aluminum Company of America) 
Carbon steel (Electro Metallurgical Company) 
Chromium (Electro Metallurgical Company) 
Copper (Westinghouse Research Laboratories) 
Ferromanganese (Electro Metallurgical Company) 
Ferrosilicon (Electro Metallurgical Company) 
Ferrovanadium (Electro Metallurgical Company) 
Iron (Pure sample from Westinghouse Research Labora- 
tories) 
Magnesium high-strength alloy (Dowmetal, furnished 

by Dow Chemical Company) 
Manganese (Electro Metallurgical Company) 
Silicon (Electro Metallurgical Company) 
Stainless steel (Electro Metallurgical Company) 
Temperable copper (Cupaloy, furnished by Westinghouse) 
Hipersil (Westinghouse) 

Tungsten wire (Filament for Westinghouse Mazda elec- 
tric lamp) 



Non-Metallic Materials and Substances: 

Airplane pulley of laminated phenol plastic Micarta 

Westinghouse 
Anthracite coal (sealed in glass, furnished by Anthracite 

Institute) 
Artificial cellulose sponge (E. I. duPont de Nemours & Co., 

Inc.) 

Artificial leather 

Asbestos shingle (furnished by Johns-Manville) 
Beetleware a specimen of urea plastic (Westinghouse) 
Carborundum (The Carborundum Company) 
Glass wool 
Linen packing thread 

Leather samples tanned cowhide, genuine morocco (goat- 
skin) 
Lucite a specimen of methyl methacrylate plastic (du 

Pont) 
Manufactured rubber (tire section furnished by Fisk Tire 

Co., Inc.) 

Micarta a specimen of phenol plastic (Westinghouse) 
Noiseless gear of laminated phenol plastic Micarta 

Westinghouse 
Paper four kinds of permanent rag paper used in money, 

books, permanent ledgers and for special wrapping 
Portland Cement (Sample furnished by Portland Cement 

Co., sealed in glass) 
Raw rubber (Furnished by United States Rubber Products, 

Inc.) 
Transite a specimen of material made of asbestos and 

cement (Johns-Manville) 
Rock wool (Johns-Manville) 
Synthetic "rubber" (Neoprene Chloroppene, furnished 

by du Pont) 

III. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS 

Money of the United States: 

Dollar bill, silver dollar, half dollar, quarter dollar, dime, 
nickel, penny 

Electrical Items: 

Electric wall switch (Bryant Electric Company) 
Electric lamp socket (Bryant Electric Company) 

Seeds (Selected and furnished by U. S. Department of Agricul- 
ture All samples sealed in glass tubes) 
Wheat, corn, oats, tobacco, cotton, flax, rice, soy beans, 
alfalfa, sugar beets, carrots, barley 



Books (All other books, reports, etc. reduced to microfilm) 
Selected leather-bound rag-paper copy of the Holy Bible 
Copy of the Book of Record of the Time Capsule 

Type (Supplementary to discussions in Micro-file) 

Handset type Capital and lowercase alphabets of Goudy 

Village No. 2 type, 14 point 

Linotype 8 point Caslon 13 em slug set on standard Lino- 
type in the shop of the Tuckahoe Record, Tuckahoe, 
N. Y. The line reads: "This type set by Linotype 
Machine". 

Optical Instrument (Other optical instruments described in 

Micro-File) 

Magnifier and viewer for use with microfilm and news- 
reel film 

Special Texts (Written on permanent paper in non-fading ink) 

Special messages from noted men of our time (Albert Ein- 
stein, Robert A. Millikan, Karl T. Compton, Thomas 
Mann) 

Certificate of Official Witnesses at packing of the Westing- 
house Time Capsule 

Message from Dr. Thornwell Jacobs, President of Ogle- 
thorpe University 

List of Westinghouse men whose suggestions, guidance, 
engineering and other special skills made the Time 
Capsule possible. 

IV. SCENARIO OF MICROFILM SEQUENCES 

Introduction 

1 . Greetings 

2. Directions for making a larger projection machine 

I. Aids To Translation 

3. Explanation of keys 

4. Fable of the North Wind and the Sun in Twenty Lan- 

guages ? 

5. The Lord's Prayer in 300 Languages 

6. The Practical Standard Dictionary: New York: Funk 

& Wagnalls: 1938 

7. Dictionary of Slang and Colloquial English, by John S. 

Farmer and W. E. Henley: New York: E. P. Dutton 
& Co.: 6th Impression 

//. Where We Live and Work 

8. Introduction 

9. Individual Homes: Architectural Forum: pages from 

various 1937-1938 issues 



10. Apartments, by Harvey Wiley Corbett: En. Britannica 

Vol. 20, pp. 870-881 

11. The Trailer: catalogue of Kozy Coach, Kalamazoo, 

Mich., 1938 

12. Offices, by Harvey Wiley Corbett: En. Britannica, 

Vol. 2, -pp. 274-287, inc. 

13. The Story of Rockefeller Center, 1938 

14. Office Equipment, by W. H. Leffingwell : En. Britannica; 

Vol. 16, pp. 712-719 incl. 

15. Office Machines: catalogue of International Business 

Machines Corp., 1938 

16. Factories: En. Britannica, Vol. 9, pp. 29-31, incl. 

17. Photograph of Westinghouse East -Pittsburgh Works 

18. Photograph of Westinghouse Transformer Works, 

Sharon, Pa. 

19. Photograph of Westinghouse Elevator Works, Jersey 

City, N. J. 

20. Photograph of Headquarters of General Motors Corp., 

Detroit, Mich. 

21. Photograph of First stages on assembly belt in General 

Motors factory 

22. Photograph of press that makes automobile tops out 

of cold steel 

23. Photograph of rolling cold steel, American Iron & 

Steel Institute 

24. Photograph of pouring molten iron into a furnade, 

Amer. Iron & Steel Institute 

///. Our Arts and Entertainment 

25. Introduction 

26. The Arts, by Hendrik Willem van Loon: New York: 

Simon & Schuster 

27. Painting: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 17, pp 36-65 

28. Arozco Frescoes 

29. ' ' Guernica' ' Pablo Picasso 

30. " American Landscape' ' Charles Sheeler 

31 . " Summer Wind' ' Alexander Brook 

32. ' ' Promenade* 'Charles Burchfield (1928) 

33. " Lower Manhattan* ' John Marin (1920) 

34. ' ' Persistence of Memory' ' Salvador Dali (Catalan) 

35. "Daughters of the Revolution" Grant Wood (Amer- 

ican 1932) 

36. "Composition Black, White & Red" Piet Mondrian 

(Dutch) 

37. "Dr. Meyer-Hermann" Otto Dix 

NOTE: Wherever reference is made to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 
we have used the 14th Edition 1937 



38. Sculpture: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 20, pp. 

198-231 

39. Music: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 16, pp. 3-24 

(with score) 

40. Harmony: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 11, pp. 

203-212 

41. Finlandia, by Jean Sibelius 

42. The Stars and Stripes Forever, by John Philip Sousa 
43- The Fiat-Foot Floogee, by Slim Gaillard, Slam Stewart 

and Bud Green 

44. Photograph of Arturo Toscanini, one of our great 

directors, conducting a symphony orchestra 

45. Photograph of a string quartet 

46. Photograph of vocal soloist accompanied by orchestra, 

with audience in foreground 

47. Photograph of diners dancing to the accompaniment 

of an orchestra in a famous New York night club 

48. Catalog of instruments, showing construction, range 

and how to manipulate 

49. Literature: introduction 

50. The Essay: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 8, pp. 

716-717 

51. Freud, Goethe, Wagner, by Thomas Mann: New York: 

Alfred A. Knopf: 1937 ' 

52. The Short Story: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 20, 

pp. 580-583 

53. Verse: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 23, pp. 96-98 

54. The Novel: Encyclopaedia Britannica, vol. 16, pp. 

572-577 

55- "Arrowsmith" by Sinclair Lewis: New York: Grosset 
&Dunlap: 1925 

56. "Gone With The Wind" by Margaret Mitchell: New 

York: Macmillan: 1938 

57. "The Theater" by George Jean Nathan: Encyclopaedia 

Britannica, Vol. 22, pp. 21-41 

58. Best Plays (1936-1937) by Burns Mantle: New York: 

Dodd, Mead 

59. Motion Pictures, by Terry Ramsaye: Encyclopaedia 

Britannica, Vol. 15, pp. 854-871 

60. Music Hall Program for "You Can't Take It With 

You", Sept. 1, 1938 

61. Radio: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 23, pp. 663-668 

62. The Story of Radio, by Orrin E. Dunlap, Jr. ; New York : 

Dial Press, 1935 

63. A radio studio, National Broadcasting Company, 

New York City 

64. Radio Corporation of America Building, Rockefeller 

Center, New York 



65. Master switchboard of the National Broadcasting 

Company 

66. Director of radio dramatic program, National Broad- 

casting Company 

67. Radio broadcasting antenna 

68. Radio actors "on the air" 

69. Standard Bridge Rules: R. H. Macy & Co., New York, 

1938 

70. Photo of a bridge tournament: Acme 

71. Hoyle's Card Rules: R. H. Macy & Co., New York, 

36th Edition, 1938 

72. Typical poker scene: Acme 

73. Spalding's Rules of Golf 1938 

74. Typical golf match: Acme 

75. Spalding's Football Rules 1938 

76. Scene from football game 

77. Spalding Baseball Rules 1938 

78. Scene from baseball game 

IV. How Information Is Disseminated Among Us 

79. General Introduction 

80. Magazines: Introduction 

81. . Saturday Evening Post, May 7, 1938 

82. Collier's, Sept. 3, 1938 

83. Ladies' Home Journal, September 1938 

84. Woman's Home Companion, September 1938 

85. Vogue, September 1, 1938 

86. McCall's, September 1938 

87. Good Housekeeping, September 1938 

88. Adventure, September 1938 

89. Love Story, September 3, 1938 

90. True Confessions, October 1938 

91. Complete Western Book Magazine, September 1938 

92. Detective Story Magazine, October 1938 

93. Amazing Stories, October 1938 

94. Weird Tales, September 1938 

95. American Mercury, September 1938 

96. Time, February 28,^ 1938 

97. Newsweek, July 25, 1938 

98. Reader's Digest, September 1938 

99. Harper's Magazine, August 1938 

100. The Atlantic Monthly, July 1938 

101. Scientific American, September 1938 

102. Life, May 23, 1938 

103. Look, September 13, 1938 

104. Your Life, September 1938 



105. Fortune, February 1938 

106. New Yorker, September 3, 1938 

107. Introduction: A Magazine of the pre-halftone era 

108. Leslie's Weekly, several issues 

109. Newspapers: Introduction 

110. New York Herald Tribune, August 24, 1938 

111. New York Times, August 19, 1938 

112. New York World-Telegram, August 10, 1938 

113. New York Sun, January 8, 1938 (complete final) 

114. New York Post, September 6, 1938, Sports Extra 

115. New York Journal American, July 14, 1938 

116. New York Daily News, August 30, 1938 
1.17. New York Mirror, August 29, 1938 

118. Daily Worker, August 30, 1938 

119. The Cartoon: Introduction 

120. Batchelor's" In the Spring a Young Man's Fancy . . . "; 

Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate, 1938 

121. Talburt's "Land of the Rising or Setting Sun?" New 

York World-Telegram Syndicate, 1938 

122. Kirby's "Laughter for the Gods", New York World- 

Telegram Syndicate, 1938 

123. The ' ' Funny Paper* ' : Introduction 

124. Caniff's "Terry & The Pirates"; Link's "Tiny Tim" 

and "Dill and Daffy"; Chicago Tribune-New York 
News Syndicate, June 25, 1938 

125. Willard's "Moon Mullins" and Branning's "Winnie 

Winkle the Breadwinner," Chicago Tribune-New 
York News Syndicate, June 25, 1938 

126. Gray's "Little Orphan Annie" and Gould's "Dick 

Tracy", Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndi- 
cate, June 25, 1938 

127. King's "Gasoline Alley" and Edson's "The Gumps" 

Chicago Trib NY News Syndicate, June 25, 1938 

128. Segar's "Sappo" and "Thimble Theater", King Fea- 

tures, Sunday, Sept. 18, 1938 

129. Knerr's " Dinglehoofer & His Dog" and "The Katzen- 

jammer Kids", King Features, Sept. 18, 1938 

130. Disney's "Mother Pluto" and "Mickey Mouse", King 

Features, Sept. 18, 1938 

131. DeBeck's "Bunky" and "Barney Google", King Fea- 

tures, Sept. 18, 1938 

132. Cady's "Peter Rabbit"; New York Herald Tribune 

Syndicate, Sept. 4, 1938 

133. Webster's "Timid Soul"; New York Herald Tribune 

Syndicate, Aug. 7, 1938 

134. Webster's ' ' The Thrill that Comes Once in a Lifetime' ' : 

N. Y. Herald Tribune Syndicate, Aug. 27, 1938 

135. Our Books: Introduction 



136. Methods of Printing, by G. Leonard Gold 

137. Design and Beauty in Printing, by Frederic W. Goudy: 

Press of the Woolly Whale March 8, 1934 

138. A History of the Printed Book, by Lawrence C. Wroth: 

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1938 

139. Color in Use: International Printing Ink Corp., copy- 

righted 1935 

140. Color as Light: International Printing Ink Corp., copy- 

righted 1935 

141. Color Chemistry: International Printing Ink Corp., 

copyrighted 1935 

V. Book of General Information About Us 

142. A Book of general information about us: Introduction 

143. The World Almanac for 1938 

VI. Our Religions and Philosophies 

144. Introduction 

145. The World's Living Religions, by Robert Ernest Hume: 

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936 

146. A History of Philosophy, by Alfred Weber & Ralph 

Barton Perry: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 
1925 

VII. Our Education and Educational Systems 

147. Introduction 

148. Education: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 7, pp. 

964-1005 

149. All The Children: 39th Annual Report of the Superin- 

tendent of Schools, New York City, School Year 
1936-1937 

VIII. Our Sciences and Techniques 

150. Introduction 

151. Science: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 20, pp. 115-123 

152. Scientific Method: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 20, 

pp. 127-133 

153. The Story of Science, by David Dietz : Dodd, Mead : 1938 

154. The Smithsonian Physical Tables : Washington: Smith- 

sonian Institution, Publication 3171, 1934 

155. Meteorology: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 15, pp. 

343-356 

156. Mathematics: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 15, pp. 

69-89 

157. Portraits of Eminent Mathematicians, by David Eugene 

Smith: New York: Scripta Mathematica, portfolios 
1 and 2 



158. Telescopes: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 15, pp. 

904-909 

159. Microscopes: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 15, pp. 

433-443 

IX. Our Earth, Its Features and Peoples 

160. Introduction 

161. The World Atlas: New York: Rand McNally 

162. Our Races: Introduction 

163. The World's Races: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 2, 

pp. 41-50 

164. Explanation of the Fundamental Triangulation Net of 

the United States (with map) 

165- Methods of Surveying: Coast & Geodetic Survey book- 
lets, Nos. 502, 529, 562, 583, Spec. No. 23, Dept. 
of Commerce 

166. Geology: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 10, pp. 155- 

173 

167. Exploring Down, by Sherwin F. Kelly, reprint from 

The Explosives Engineer, Sept. -Oct. 1935 

168. The Earth: Chester A. Reeds, New York: The Univer- 

sity Press, First Trade Edition 1935 

X. Our Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry and Pharmacy 

169. Introduction 

170. Frontiers of Medicine, by Dr. Morris Fishbein: Balti- 

more: Williams & Wilkins, June 1933 

171. Men of Medicine: The March of Time, Issue No. 11, 

Vol. IV. 

172. Work of the United States Public Health Service, Re- 

print 1447 

173- Report of the Surgeon General of the United States, 
June 30, 1937 

174. Dentistry: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 7, pp. 222- 

225 

175. 1937 Year Book of Dentistry 

176. United States Pharmacopaea 

177. X-Ray and Fluoroscopy: catalogues of the Westing- 

house X-Ray Company 

XI. Our Industries 

178. Introduction 

179. Explanation of Sears, Roebuck catalog 

180. Sears, Roebuck catalog No. 177 Philadelphia Fall 

& Winter 1938-39 



181. Inventions and Discoveries: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 

Vol. 12, pp. 545-547 

182. Some basic inventions of modern times: United States 

Patent Office 

183- Industrial Revolution: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 
12, pp. 303-306 

184. Industrial Relations: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 

12, pp. 293-303 

185. Management's Responsibility to the Public: an address 

by A. W. Robertson, Chairman of the Board of the 
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, 
Sept. 19, 1938 before 7th International Management 
Congress 

186. Law and Good Will in Industrial Relations: an address 

by W. G. Marshall, Vice-President of the Westing- 
house Electric & Manufacturing Co., before the 
Committee of One Hundred, Miami, Fla., March 
8, 1938 
187- Westinghouse Industrial Relations: a report for 1937 

188. The Electrical Industry: Introduction 

189. Electricity: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 8, pp. 182- 

217 

190. Electric Generator: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 8, 

pp. 174-182 

191. Electrical Power: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 8, 

pp. 144-174 

192. Electric Motor: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 15, 

pp. 872-878 

193. Electrical Engineering, Fiftieth Anniversary A.I.E.E. 

1884-1934, May 1934 

194. A Life of George Westinghouse, by Henry G. Prout: 

New York: Charles Scribner's; 1926 

195. Portions of Westinghouse 1939 Catalogue 

196. 52nd Annual Report of the Westinghouse Electric & 

Manufacturing Company, Dec. 31, 1937 

197. Westinghouse Stockholders' Quarterly for August, 1938 

198. Photograph of welding the new office building at the 

Westinghouse Transformer Works, Sharon, Pa. 

199. "Putting in the Throw" on a 7500 kv-a. synchronous 

condenser at the Westinghouse East Pittsburgh 
Works 

200. Photograph of tightening a "steel spider" at the West- 

inghouse East Pittsburgh Works 

201. Photograph of assembling giant mill motors at the 

Westinghouse East Pittsburgh Works 

202. Photograph of Ignitron tubes in the Westinghouse Re- 

search Laboratories 



203- Photograph of testing a grid-glow tube in the West- 

inghouse Research Laboratories 
204. Photograph of a lamp machine in the Westinghouse 

Lamp Works, Bloomfield, N. J. 
205- Photograph of bottom one-third of 800-foot vertical 

antenna of Westinghouse radio station KDKA, 

Pittsburgh, Pa. 

206. Photograph of a 1938 hostess inspecting complete meal 

cooking in Westinghouse Automeal Roaster at Mer- 
chandise Works, Mansfield, Ohio 

207. Agriculture: Introduction 

208. Agriculture: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 1, pp. 

391-420 

209. Agricultural Machinery and Implements: Encyclopaedia 

Britannica, Vol. 1, p. 370-378 

210. A Graphic Summary of Physical Features and Land 

Utilization in the United States: Dept; of Agri., 
Misc. Publication No. 260, May 1937 

211. A Graphic Summary of Farm Tenure: Dept. of Agri., 

Misc. Pub. No. 261, Dec. 1936 

212. A Graphic Summary of Farm Taxation: Dept. of Agri., 

Misc. Pub. No. 262, Feb. 1937 

213. A Graphic Summary of the Value of Farm property: 

Dept. of Agri., Misc. Pub. No. 263, July 1937 

214. A Graphic Summary of Farm Machinery, Facilities, 

Roads and Expenditures: Dept. of Agri., Misc. Pub. 
No. 264, July 1937 

215. A Graphic Summary of Farm Labor and Population: 

Dept. of Agri., Misc. Pub. No. 265, Nov. 1937 

216. A Graphic Summary of the Number, Size, and Type 

of Farm and Value of Products : Dept . of Agri . , Misc . 
Pub. No. 266, Oct. 1937 

217. A Graphic Summary of Farm Crops: Dept. of Agri., 

Misc. Pub. No. 267, Mar. 1938 

218. Automobiles: Introduction 

219. Motor Car: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 15, pp. 

880-901 

220. Automobile Facts and Figures; Automobile Manu- 

facturers' Association, 1938 edition 

221. A Chronicle of the Automotive Industry in America 

1892-1936, Eaton Mfg. Co., Cleveland, Ohio 

222. Aviation: Introduction 

223. Aero Engines: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 1, pp. 

237-242 

224. Aeronautics: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 1, pp. 

242-250 

225. Aeroplane: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 1, pp. 250- 

258 



226. Civil Aviation: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 2, pp. 

801-812 

227. The Aircraft Yearbook for 1938: Aeronautical Chamber 

of Commerce of America, Inc. 

228. TWA Timetable, July 1, 1938 

229. United Airlines Timetable, July 1, 1938 

230. Eastern Air Lines Timetable, August 15, 1938 
231- American Airlines Timetable, August 1, 1938 

232. Northwest Air Lines Timetable, August 1938 

233. Pan American Timetable, July 1, 1938 

234. Air France Timetable, Summer 1938, From March 27 

to Oct. 1 

235. Imperial Airways Timetable, July 1938 

236. Swissair Timetable, Summer 1938 

237. Swedish Air Lines Timetable, Mar. 27-Oct. 1, 1938 

238. Canadian Colonial Airways, July 1, 1938 

239. Ships and Shipping: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 20, 

pp. 505-563 

240. Chemical Industry: Introduction 

241. The Chemical Elements and Their Discoveries, Fisher 

Scientific Co., Jan. 1936 

242. Chemistry: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 5, pp. 355- 

410 

243. Applied Chemistry: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 5, 

pp. 410-412 

244. A World of Change: an address by Dr. Edward R. 

Weidlein as President of the American Chemical 
Society, Rochester meeting, Sept. 9, 1937 

245. Industrial Chemistry, by William Thornton Read: 

New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1933 

246. Coal and Coal Mining: Introduction 

247. Coal and Coal Mining: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 

5, pp. 868-912 

248. The Formation and Characteristics of Pennsylvania 

Anthracite: The Anthracite Institute 

249. Communications: Introduction 

250. Telegraph: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 21, pp. 

880-893 

251. Telephone: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 21, pp. 

894-904 

252. Food Industries: Introduction 

253- Food Preservation, Service and Supply: Encyclopaedia 
Britannica, Vol. 9, pp. 457-460 

254. Canning: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 4, pp. 748-751 

255. The Story of Frosted Foods: Birdseye Company, 1938 

256. Nutritive Aspects of Canned Foods: The American Can 

Company, 1937 



257. More About Canned Foods, a pamphlet: American Can 

Company 

258. Representative menus, 1938. (Fall, Winter, Spring and 

Summer menus furnished by Childs Restaurants). 

259. Metals and Mining: Introduction 

260. Metals: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 15, pp. 323-325 

261. Metallurgy: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 15, pp. 

310-323 

262. Metallography: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 15, 

pp. 308-310 

263. Iron, Iron and Steel, Iron in Art: Encyclopaedia Britan- 

nica, Vol. 12, pp. 645-682 incl. 

264. Aluminum: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 1, pp. 713- 

720 

265. Copper: Encyclopaedia Britannica^ Vol. 6, pp. 401-409 

266. Metalliferous Mining: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 

15, pp. 544-551 

267. Petroleum: Introduction 

268. Petroleum: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 17, pp. 662- 

669 

269. The Rise of American Oil, by Leonard M. Fanning: 

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1936 

270. Railroads: Introduction 

271. Railways: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 18, pp. 916- 

952 

272. New York Central Timetable, Form 1001, July 25, 1938 

273. Pennsylvania Railroad Timetable, Aug. 28, 1938 

274. Baltimore & Ohio Timetable, July 17, 1938 (East and 

West) 

275. Union Pacific Timetable, Revised to June 12, 1938 

276. Northern Pacific Timetable, Corrected to June 20, 1938, 

F. 5111 

277. Southern Pacific Timetable, Aug.l5-Sept. 1938, Form A 

278. Sante Fe Timetable, Corrected to August 7, 1938 

279. Streamlined Pennsylvania train 

280. Textiles: Introduction 

281. Textiles and Embroideries: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 

Vol. 22, pp. 1-6 

282. Weaving: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 23, pp. 

455-466 

283. Dyeing: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 7, pp. 789-795 

284. Synthetic Dyes: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 7, 

pp. 796-807 

285- Designing Women, by Margaretta Byers with Consuelo 
Kamholz: New York: Simon & Schuster: 1938 

286. Women's Wear Style Sheet, 1938 

287. Women's Wear for September 1, 1938 



288. Fall Textures in duPont Rayon (swatches included in 

Capsule as objects) 1938 

XII. New York World's Fair 1939 

289. Introduction 

290. Message from Grover Whalen, President of the World's 

Fair 

291. New York, the World's Fair City 

292. World's Fair Bulletin A Year from Today 

293. World's Fair Bulletin: Participation Issue 

294. World's Fair Bulletin for June, 1938 

295. List of Officers and Department Heads of the World's 

Fair 

XIII. The Objects in the Capsule 

296. Introduction and List 

XIV. The Men Who Made the Capsule 

297. List 

XV. How We Appear, Talk and Act; and Scenes of Our Day 

298. Introduction 

299. Technology of Amateur and Professional Motion Pic- 

tures; Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 15, pp. 867-871 

300. Motion Picture Technology: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 

Vol. 15, pp. 854-867 

301. Photoelectricity: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 17, 

pp. 788-793 

302. Production and Projection of the Motion Picture, by 

Terry Ramsaye, Editor, Motion Picture Herald 

303. How to Build a Projection Machine: (diagrams and 

photos). 

304. A projection machine. 

V. NEWSREEL 

Characteristic or Significant Scenes in Sound Film, Prepared for 
the Time Capsule by RKO-Pathe Pictures. Instructions for Making 
a Suitable Projection Machine for the Use of This Film are In- 
cluded in Microfilm Micro-File. 

The newsreel runs about 15 minutes. It comprises the 
following scenes: 

1. Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States, 
speaking at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1938, 
on occasion of the 75th anniversary of the celebrated 
battle of the United States Civil War. Veterans of 
both sides, attending their final reunion, are present. 

2. Howard Hughes, celebrated aviator, who made 
" Around-the-World-Flight" as "Air Ambassador" 



for New York's World Fair 1939, in three days, 
hours, July 1938. 

a. Plane flying over New York City's skyscrapers as 
Hughes sets out on first lap. 

b. Hughes' return at Floyd Bennett Field, New York 
City, after completing flight. 

c. Hughes' New York reception, showing enthusiastic 
crowds lining the streets and paper showering down 
from skyscrapers. 

3. Jesse Owens, American negro athlete, winning 100 
meter dash in 1936 Olympic games. 

4. Collegiate football: Harvard-Yale, November 1936 
at" Yale Bowl," New Haven, Conn. Yale wins 14-13- 

5. Baseball: Big League All-Star Game at Crosley Field 
in Cincinnati, Ohio. 28,000 spectators July 1938. 
Nationals defeat Americans 4-1. 

6. United States Pacific Fleet setting out for six weeks 
of maneuvers, showing battleships in formation off 
Long Beach, California, in March 1938. 

7. Soviets celebrate International Labor Day, May 1938, 
in Red Square, Moscow, Russia. Two shots of soldiers 
marching. 

8. Greatest demonstration of military prowess in the 
United States since the World War, at Fort Benning, 
Georgia, April 1938, showing tanks and other war 
machines. 

9. Bombing of Canton, typical episode in the undeclared 
war between China and Japan. Canton, China, June 
1938. 

a. Pathe camerman, A. T. Hull, wearing helmet, in 
cockpit of plane, about to take-off to make pictures. 

b. Smoke rising from explosions off in distance. 

c. Terror-stricken civilians in street. 

d. Red Cross men and women, many of whom are in- 
jured while ministering to the victims. 

10. Fashion Show at Miami, Florida, April 1938. 

a. General view of luxurious scene in which the 
audience is seated around a swimming pool, watch- 
ing models displaying advance summer fashions. 

b. Two girls in long beach coats. 

c. Two girls in long beach coats opened to reveal 
bathing suits, wearing enormous straw hats. 

d. Afternoon dress. 

e Flowered print afternoon dress with large hat. 
f. Another afternoon dress with brilliantly colored 
accessories, and large hat. 



11. Preview of World's Fair 1939: May, 1938. 

a. Motorcade of nearly 500 vehicles and floats, in- 
cluding the prize-winning Westinghouse float, 
going up a street in downtown Manhattan be- 
tween sidewalks lined with crowds, under shower 
of paper. 

b. Sports float with Babe Ruth, baseball hero. 

c. Motorcade entering partially completed Fair 
grounds. 

d. Fiorello laGuardia, Mayor of New York City, and 
Grover A. Whalen, President of the Fair, in review- 
ing stand at Fair grounds. 

e. "Theme Float" bearing replica of Trylon and 
Perisphere. 




The Time Capsule under the Westinghouse World' s Fair Building. 

Latitude 40 44' 34" .089 north of the Equator; Longitude 73 50' 

43" .842 west of Greenwich 



Printed in U.S.A. 1939